Chicago Dramatists is dedicated to the development of new plays, and at the core of this development are our readings. Our three primary reading series are our Saturday Series Readings, Playwrights Aloud, and our class showcases.
The Saturday Series, our longest-running program, lies at the heart of Chicago Dramatist’ new play development mission. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, but other events include panel discussions and fireside chats with visiting artists. Click the button below to find out more, or register to see one of our upcoming Saturday Series Readings with the Upcoming Readings toolbar to the right.
Playwrights Aloud is a new reading Series at Chicago Dramatists of short scripts written by emerging playwrights. Playwrights Aloud will take place on the first and third Sunday of every month and will provide music stand readings of five new 10min Plays by emerging playwrights. Click the button below to learn more about Playwrights Aloud or register to be an actor or audience member for our upcoming Playwrights Aloud Readings with the Upcoming Readings toolbar to the right.
A number of classes offered at Chicago Dramatists culminate in a showcase of student work at the end of the term. Click the button below to learn more about our class showcases or register to see one of our upcoming showcases with the Upcoming Readings toolbar to the right.